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Valued Contributor III
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Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

Hi, 

 

My OS is Windows 8 64 bit. I'm using Quartus II 13.1 Web Edition, and Modelsim 10.1d. 

 

My path in EDA Tools is set to "C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem", when I go Tools > Run Similation Tool > RTL Simulation; I get this Nativelink Error: 

 

Can't launch the ModelSim-Altera software -- the path to the location of the executables for the ModelSim-Altera software were not specified or the executables were not found at specified path... 

 

I can manually start it by the way. 

 

Thank you 

Baris Yakut
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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

You need to specify the link to the ModelSim executable file in the Quartus Option before launching nativelink. Or check your environment variable to see if it is pointing to the right file.

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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

Can you be more specific? How can I do things that you mentioned?

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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

I just tried launching the RTL Simulation Tool and got the same error. I checked Tools>Options>EDA Tool Options and noticed that the path to the ModelSim executable was wrong - it hadn't been updated from 13.0 when I updated to 13.1. I changed 13.0 to 13.1 and the simulation tool worked OK. It now reads "C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem".

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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

Hi there, 

 

I have same problem as vitruvius but in windows 7 64. 

 

It's a clean install. 

 

Quartus II 13.1 Web Edition 

Modelsim 10.1d.
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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

It works!!!!!! 

 

when you add the path: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem" you need to add "\" 

 

result: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem\

 

and it works!!!!
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

 

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It works!!!!!! 

 

when you add the path: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem" you need to add "\" 

 

result: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem\

 

and it works!!!! 

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Thanks man. It works now.
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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

thanks 

my problem soleved too
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

 

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It works!!!!!! 

 

when you add the path: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem" you need to add "\" 

 

result: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem\

 

and it works!!!! 

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Thanks, this is great. I cannot enter a smiley here, not sure why. Oh, well.
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

 

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It works!!!!!! 

 

when you add the path: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem" you need to add "\" 

 

result: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem\

 

and it works!!!! 

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Thank you!
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

 

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when you add the path: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem" you need to add "\" 

 

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This also worked for me, using Quartus II 13.1 Update 4 newly installed on Windows 7 64-bit. 

 

Thanks!
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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

+1 on this- Tried it and it works

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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

Thanks, it works!

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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

This should be reported as a bug.

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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

OH; 

I hade the same proplem and I add "\" and it was fixed. 

Thanks;
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

Hi! I also had this problem, and in my case the solution of adding the '\' was not enough. I had one more configuration issue, and thought I'll post my problem/solution here for you. 

 

I am running Quartus II 16.0 and ModelSIM Altera Starter 10.4d and had all paths set right. What helped was to also set the correct EDA tool in the project settings. To verify, go to Assignments > Settings > EDA Tool Settings and make sure you have ModelSIM-Altera selected under Tool Name. Similarly, go to Assignments > Settings > EDA Tool Settings > Simulation and do the same. Initially I had it set to ModelSIM, and Quartus was right to not find the right executables.
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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

 

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It works!!!!!! 

 

when you add the path: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem" you need to add "\" 

 

result: 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem\

 

and it works!!!! 

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I had this same problem and this solution worked!!! Thanks a lot!!
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Valued Contributor III
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

OK, this is a link to the licensed Modelsim-Altera. But what's the path to the ModelSim starter Edition?

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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

 

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OK, this is a link to the licensed Modelsim-Altera. But what's the path to the ModelSim starter Edition? 

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"modelsim_ase" is Model Sim Altera Starter Edition. 

 

"C:\altera\13.1\modelsim_ase\win32aloem\" is the correctly location for the Starter Edition. 

 

(and another +1 like to taquionbcn for posting the solution)
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Re: Can't launch the Modelsim-Altera Software

Thanks!!!!

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